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Violet - 2019 - West End

£20+

VIOLET is a multi award-winning musical based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts. Music by Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award winner for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for the musical Fun Home, and Tony nominated scores for Caroline, Or Change, Shrek The Musical and Thoroughly Modern Millie), Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley.

VIOLET premiered Off-Broadway and won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award as Best Musical, before a Broadway revival where it was nominated for four Tony Awards. This is the UK premiere.

1964. Somewhere between North Carolina and Oklahoma, we find Violet, a young woman who was facially disfigured as a child. She hopes her life savings will bring her a miracle halfway across the country. Reflecting on her childhood, and shaped by the reactions of the people she encounters, Violet embarks on a life-changing personal journey.

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Charing Cross Theatre

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by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
Lemon girl meets Lemon boy. Today, 17-year-old Chicago bedroom-pop artist Brye and UK indie-pop artist Cavetown have released a collaborative new version of viral hit “LEMONS”.
by TV Scoop - Sep 8, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, September 13, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2020
VIOLET is the first of a series of projects co-produced by Umeda Arts Theater, a Japanese theatre producing company, and Charing Cross Theatre. The aim of these co-projects is to present the same production under the same direction in both the UK and in Japan.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2020
SEAN STEPHENS drops new disco-funk jam “Violet Wonderland.”
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2020
On this day we're celebrating the birthday of the great, Joshua Henry!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
Chance Theater has announced Broadway Chance Style, a special event featuring four Broadway artists alongside a Chance Resident Artist for an evening of stories, Q & A, and performance.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Downstage is offering the Turtle Island premiere of ARTICLE 11's Deer Woman. This theatre play translated into a film will be streamed online starting on Sunday, October 4 to October 18, 2020, with daily streams at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. MST.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatre's continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatrea??s continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG. Helmed by by Rubicona??s new Associate Artistic Director CHRIS BUTLER, A SONG will be livestreamed for free on Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m.
by TV Scoop - Sep 14, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, September 20, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2020
What is a Broadway musical without a big, bold, belty closing number? Whether it's delivered as a last stand from the main character or a harmonious reprise from the full cast, musical finales have a reputation for  being some of the best songs in the musical theatre canon, so today, we're skipping right to the end.
by Aaron Wallace - Sep 11, 2020
Fate couldn't have found a more fitting show for the Garden Theatre's 2020 return than one with a whole song about getting out of the house and hitting the town... The Garden has done just about everything a theatre of its size can do to mitigate risk and keep its patrons safe... It did feel very good to be back in a theatre again...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Join hosts Elliott Masie and Telly Leung at 4pm EDT on Friday, September 11th for a powerful and practical Empathy Concert featuring Broadway performers Patti Murin and Colin Donnell.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Jelani Alladin will be hosting TheaterWorksUSA's Imagine: Voices for the Future Benefit Concert on July 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Musical Theatre Factory Tune In Tuesdays continues on July 14th with Who is Cheeyang Ng?. An Asian-American adoptee fighting leukemia; a girl struggling to discover what part she plays in the 1930s Salt March in India; and a 10 year old child grappling with his sexuality.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
The Des Moines Community Playhouse has added family workshops following each performance of Miss Electricity. In response to demand, the theatre has also added parking spots and standby to every performance of Rounding Third, Miss Electricity, and The Roommate.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
New York Youth Symphony has announced the third season of its Musical Theater Songwriting Program. Led by director Anna K. Jacobs, and in partnership with the Harlem School of the Arts, New York Film Academy, New York Songspace, and Maestra, the program is specially designed to lead students through a range of musical theater songwriting processes.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2020
Today we rewind to 2013, for the Encores! Off-Center production of Violet. Violet, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, has music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 27, 2020
On June 8th, North Carolina Theatre announced that based on recommendations from the City of Raleigh and given the circumstances surrounding the current health pandemic, they ended up canceling the remainder of their 2019-20 Season, which includes productions of Memphis, The Sound of Music, and Edges.
by TV Scoop - Jul 27, 2020
Get all the scoop on BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, August 2, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
THE VIOLET HOUR, a premium scripted horror podcast network, will premiere its first show IN ANOTHER ROOM, on Monday, August 10. Each of THE VIOLET HOUR's horror-fiction podcast series will feature scripts written by seasoned screenwriters, a diverse cast of professional actors, and original scoring and sound design by Emmy Award-winning composers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
Violet Surprise Theatre Presents SAPPHFEST: SUMMER QUEERANCE! A Virtual Queer Variety Show, July 30 & 31.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails, produced and hosted by entertainer and LML Music founder, Lee Lessack, and actor and frequent SNL regular, Robert Bannon, will return tonight with the Original Broadway cast of Side Show: Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Hugh Panaro and Jeff McCarthy, PLUS Shawn Ryan, founder of Young Actors Theatre Camp.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Every episode of It's the Day of the Show Y'all is your chance to learn about musicals that you may may not know yet, but always wanted to. The series, which airs every Tuesday hosted by Spencer Glass, is an ode to musical underdogs that deserve air-time- the perfect must-watch for the little theatre nerd within all of us. This week's episode was all about Caroline, Or Change.
by TV Scoop - Jul 20, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, July 26, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Patti Murin and Colin Donnell announced that they were expecting their first child, and now the Broadway baby has arrived! According to People, the couple welcomed a baby girl, Cecily Philips Donnell, earlier this week.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
Last month, composer and lyricist team Will Reynolds and Eric Price launched This MT Space, an online education platform, with two Zoom-based classes. 'Filling the Page' taught musical theatre writing and 'Filling the Gaps' was focused on career-building and featured conversations with Patti Murin, Aisha Jackson, Jeremy Jordan and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
Chicago-based Possibilities Theatre Company announces the cast and production team for its inaugural production of Noah Haidle's play Smokefall.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Court Theatre has announced updates to its 2020/21 Season in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The reimagined season has Court returning to the stage in February 2021 with Owen McCafferty's Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry, 1912), followed by Shakespeare's Othello, and then August Wilson's Two Trains Running.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition (Corona Cabaret) has released a new episode to support the Ukulele Kids Club.
by TV Scoop - Jul 13, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, July 19, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
The Des Moines Playhouse has added a performance of Live Theatre Drive-In: Rounding Third, on Tuesday, July 14, at 7:00 PM. Shows are free - donations are accepted - but reservations are requested due to limited availability. Reservations are available online at dmplayhouse.com or by calling The Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
The Des Moines Playhouse has added a performance of Live Theatre Drive-In: The Roommate, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7:00 PM. Shows are free a?" donations are accepted a?" but reservations are requested due to limited availability. Reservations for all performances are available online at dmplayhouse.com or by calling The Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
Broadway and television star Sutton Foster is set to appear on an upcoming episode of ABC's hidden camera morality test What Would You Do?. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
Following its huge success in June and July, IN THE WINGS is set to return later this summer for 6 glorious weeks of free-to-view episodes.  The episode dates will follow later this month.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Asian Artists Step Forward, A Musical Concert Celebrating Love, Hope and Humor that was performed live on June 6, 2019 at The Green Room 42 in New York, will be streamed beginning Tuesday, August 4th at 12pm. The concert will be available on demand until September 30th to benefit The Actors Fund's COVID-19 Relief Effort.   
by TV Scoop - Aug 3, 2020
Get all the scoop on BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, August 9, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Youth for Justice and Peace A Virtual Showcase of young creatives for racial equality Black Lives Matter began as a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-black racism. The organization has been persistent in their efforts since 2013.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2020
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a Daisy and Violet Hilton Reunion with Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley.
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
Today, Brooklyn-based artist Chloe Lilac has released her highly-anticipated sophomore EP, DOUCHEBAG, out now via RCA Records.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
Stars in the House presented a gala and telethon with French Woods Festival of the Arts partnering with the Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance this past Sunday, August 16th. The virtual Gala reached over 20,000 views throughout the Stars In The House network and raised $26,000 with 100% of the proceeds supporting the College Arts Scholarship Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
Chamber Dance Project, Washington's premier contemporary ballet company, presents New Works 2020 (& beyond). Chamber Dance Project reaches beyond the stage-and the expected-to present virtual performance events that showcase our artists with exciting new dimensions of innovation and intimacy.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2020
The scripted horror podcast network THE VIOLET HOUR will premiere its second new podcast, BETWEEN THE DEVIL, on Monday, September 21, with the first two episodes.
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, August 30, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (8pm) for Andréa Mondays! It's Date Night! Join Andréa as she welcomes her husband, Peter Flynn, along with Sutton Foster and Ted Griffin!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2020
Violet Surprise Theatre Presents SapphFest: Summer Lovin', a virtual variety show celebrating queer women and non-binary artists.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2020
Need something new to read or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's newly-announced releases include the cast recording for A Killer Party, which features Carolee Carmello, Drew Gehling, Laura Osnes, Alex Newell, Jeremy Jordan, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (7pm) with Moments in the Woods. Join Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Alexander, Todrick Hall, Mandy Gonzalez, Andréa Burns, Seth Rudetsky, and more to raise funds to support the Hancock - French Woods Arts Alliance.
by Student Blogger: Gillian Lintz - Aug 14, 2020
I attend a private Christian university AND study Musical Theatre. To a lot of people, even myself, this declaration sounds a bit contradictory.
by TV Scoop - Aug 10, 2020
Get all the scoop on BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, August 16, 2020!